Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever.
They go to Paris to see if Louise's blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts her. Only Chevalier de Vaudrey is kind to her, and they fall in love.
The French Revolution replaces the corrupt Aristocracy with the equally corrupt Robespierre. De Vaudrey, who has always been good to peasants, is condemned to death for being an aristocrat,
April 8, 2010 Subject:
poor image quality
this great movie deserves better!
is there any hope for improvement?
July 22, 2009 Subject:
One of the Truly Great Silents
I adore this movie. Everything about it, spells wonderful. From the Gish sisters who play this story to the hilt to the great Griffith who puts us RIGHT into the 18th century world.
This is a fine reproduction. Did I miss something? Is it truly silent with no musical accompaniment?
May 26, 2009 Subject:
I loved this! i have this on vhs, i put it on to help me fall asleep BUT....it didnt work...why? because this movie was too good!